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Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Jan;9(1):120-2.

Household contamination with Salmonella enterica.

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Field Disease Investigation Unit, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-7060, USA. dhr@vetmed.wsu.edu

Abstract

Household contamination with Salmonella enterica increases when occupational exposure exists (cattle farms with known salmonellosis in cattle, a salmonella research laboratory, or a veterinary clinic experiencing an outbreak of salmonellosis). Fifteen of 55 (27.2%) vacuum cleaner bags from households with occupational exposure to S. enterica were positive versus 1 of 24 (4.2%) without known exposure. Use of a carpet cleaner and several cleaners/disinfectants reduced, but failed to eliminate, S. enterica from artificially contaminated carpet.

PMID:
12533294
PMCID:
PMC2873743
DOI:
10.3201/eid0901.020214
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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